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Addressing the Decreasing Number of Family Child Care Providers in the United States

This brief report developed by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance examines the reasons why more than 90,000 licensed family child care homes closed in the United States between 2005 and 2017, and provides actionable recommendations about how states, Territories, and Tribes can recruit, support, and retain family child care providers. For each recommendation provided, this brief also includes examples of strategies used by states and select resources that are available to support states in their efforts.

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